OzOzOz! Era Under Threat

by Gaurav Bansal on March, 2009

in Sports

Australia, a name that has ruled over the game of cricket for over a decade; winning three consecutive world-cups and retaining the No.1 spot in both ODI and Test rankings in the past decade, they crushed very team who stood between their success. But time and tides changed. Their downfall began with T20 World-Cup in 2007. Let us take a look at some points which prove remarkable in understanding the fact that Oz are no more at No.1 position.

  • In T20 World Cup, Australia lost to Zimbabwe in league round. Eventually, they lost to India in semi-finals and got knocked out of world-cup.
  • Australia hosted an ODI triangular tournament and lost to England with score of 0-2 in finals.
  • India toured Australia in December 2007. Australia managed to draw test series but lost ODI triangular series to India with 0-2 in finals.
  • Australia visited India and eventually lost Border-Gavaskar test series with score of 0-2.
  • South Africa toured Australia recently and beat then 2-1 in test series to record their first test series victory against Australia in Australia.
  • The retirement of Icons like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Adam Crilchrist & Mathew Hayden also played a vital role in downfall of Oz era.

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